Jewelry Settings

Learn about the metal settings used in fine gemstone jewelry.

Jewelry Settings

  • Finding The Right Setting For Your Gem 

    Creating a model in wax, making a mold from it, then casting it in metal is a time consuming process. It can only be done by a highly skilled individual, someone who demands much more than minimum wage. Once the mold is made, subsequent…

  • Prong Setting Gems 

    Tools RequiredMagnification, head or glasses loupe thatleaves both hands free.Burs and lubricant Pliers Small parts tray Tweezers or pick up stick. Prongs are the most common method of holding gems in their settings. You will…

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    Jewelry Nomenclature: Gem Settings

    Step 1: Introduction to Gemology Lesson 17 Back to syllabus Basic Jewelry Terminology Many people are happy referring to the clasp on a necklace as “that thingy.” A few prefer using the proper terminology. There are indeed…

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    Jewelry Nomenclature: Gem Bracelets And Necklaces

    Step 1: Introduction to Gemology Lesson 18 Back to syllabus Basic Terminology Although worn on different parts of the body, bracelets and necklaces share much of their terminology. The principal parts of these jewelry pieces…

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    Jewelry Nomenclature: Gem Rings

    Step 1: Introduction to Gemology Lesson 19 Back to syllabus Introduction Men and women of all ages wear rings. Some rings symbolize significant events, such as engagements or graduations. Other rings are worn purely as…

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    Jewelry Nomenclature: Gem Earrings

    Step 1: Introduction to Gemology Lesson 20 Back to syllabus Today, people wear earrings in varied styles and in many different ways. Some opt for one earring per ear, while others like the look of multiple earrings. Some adorn…

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    Jewelry Nomenclature: Jewelry Attachments and Various Findings

    Step 1: Introduction to Gemology Lesson 21 Back to syllabus In this article, we’ll focus on both jewelry attachments and miscellaneous findings. Jewelers use a wide range of bits and pieces to attach one jewelry item to…

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